Share your thoughts with other customers. Follow the Author As with the first edition, moreover, the second edition avoids undue reliance on matrix algebra. Kmenta also takes issue with some technical details. Introductory Statistics for Business and Economics, 4th Edition. As a result, his work is referenced in publications in medicine, political science, insurance underwriting, antitrust litigation, and energy issues, to list but a few. I would suggest this book for all people interested in Econometric theory.
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Users have included undergraduate and graduate students of economics and business, and students and researchers in political science, sociology, and other fields where regression models and This classic text has proven its worth in university classrooms and as a tool kit in research--selling over 40, copies in the United States and abroad in its first edition alone.
Users have included undergraduate and graduate students of economics and business, and students and researchers in political science, sociology, and other fields where regression models and their extensions are relevant. The book has also served as a handy reference in the "real world" for people who need a clear and accurate explanation of techniques that are used in empirical research.
Throughout the book the emphasis is on simplification whenever possible, assuming the readers know college algebra and basic calculus. Jan Kmenta explains all methods within the simplest framework, and generalizations are presented as logical extensions of simple cases.
And while a relatively high degree of rigor is preserved, every conflict between rigor and clarity is resolved in favor of the latter. The book consists of two parts, which could be considered jointly or separately.
Part one covers the basic elements of the theory of statistics and provides readers with a good understanding of the process of scientific generalization from incomplete information. Part two contains a thorough exposition of all basic econometric methods and includes some of the more recent developments in several areas. Researchers in the social sciences will find it an invaluable reference tool.
A solutions manual is also available for teachers who adopt the text for coursework.
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